Isotope Geology and Petrology

Dr. Julie Christin Schindlbeck  Julie Schindlbeck Groß


Institute of Earth Sciences

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Im Neuenheimer Feld 236

D-69120 Heidelberg

Room: 303
+49 6221 54-4979
+49 6221 54-4805 (secretariat)



Research interests and projects

  • Tephrostratigraphy in marine and onshore areas (Central America, Chile, Japan, South China Sea, Sumatra, Azores)
  • Volcanism and Climate



Academic career and professional employment

Since 10/2017 Postdoctoral fellow, Institute of Earth Sciences, Heidelberg University
10/2016 - 02/2017 Visiting scientist, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (Dr. S.M. Straub)
04/2015 - 09/2017 Postdoctoral fellow, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
09/2012 - 03/2015 PhD student, Universität Kiel und GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
06/2012 - 07/2012 Visiting Scientist, Boston University (Prof. R.W. Murray)
03/2012 - 08/2012 Scientist, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
10/2006 - 02/2012 Diploma studies of geology and paleontology at Kiel University



Grants / Awards

2016 Lamont Climate Center Grant: Testing Links between Volcanism and Climate - the Marine Tephra Record (S.M. Straub, J.C. Schindlbeck)
2016 Fulbright Travel Grant for Lecture and Research



Expeditions: Land-based

2013, 2015 Miura and Boso Peninsulas (Japan)
2013, 2017 Central American Volcanic Arc (Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala)
2011 Chile and Argentina (Llaima, Antuco and Sollipulli volcanoes)



Marine cruises

09/2017-10/2017 RV Meteor cruise M141, tephrostratigraphy of the Azores (scientist)
04/2017-06/2017 Shipboard Scientist IODP Expedition 368, South China Sea (sedimentologist)
03/2014-05/2014 Shipboard Scientist IODP Expedition 350, IBM rear arc (volcanologist)
12/2012-02/2010 RV Meteor cruise M80/3, tephrostratigraphy and marine sediments offshore Cape Verde (student assistant)




Since 2009 Deutsche Vulkanologische Gesellschaft
Since 2009 Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft-Geologische Vereinigung e.V.







Kutterolf, S., Schindlbeck, J.C., Jegen, M., Freundt, A., Straub, S.M. (2019) Milankovitch frequencies in tephra records at volcanic arcs: The relation of kyr-scale cyclic variations in volcanism to global climate changes, Quaternary Science Reviews, DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.11.004.




Schindlbeck, J.C.,Kutterolf, S., Freundt, A., Eisele, S., Wang, K.-L., Frische, M. (2018) Miocene to Holocene marine tephrostratigraphy offshore northern Central America and southern Mexico: Pulsed activity of known volcanic complexes,Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 19, DOI: 10.1029/2018GC007832.


Larsen, H.C., Mohn, G., Nirrengarten, M., Sun, Z., Stock, J., Jian, Z., Klaus, A., Alvarez-Zarikian, C.A., Boaga, J., Bowden, S.A., Briais, A., Chen, Y., Cukur, D., Dadd, K., Ding, W., Dorais, M., Ferré, E.C., Ferreira, F., Furusawa, A., Gewecke, A., Hinojosa, J., Höfig, T.W., Hsiung, K.H., Huang, B., Huang, E., Huang, X.L., Jiang, S., Jin, H., Johnson, B.G., Kurzawski, R.M., Lei, C., Li, B., Li, L., Li, Y., Lin, J., Liu, C., Liu, C., Liu, Z., Luna, A.J., Lupi, C., McCarthy, A., Ningthoujam, L., Osono, N., Peate, D.W., Persaud, P., Qiu, N., Robinson, C., Satolli, S., Sauermilch, I., Schindlbeck, J.C., Skinner, S., Straub, S., Su, X., Su, C., Tian, L., van der Zwan, F.M., Wan, S., Wu, H., Xiang, R., Yadav, R., Yi, L., Yu, P.S., Zhang, C., Zhang, J., Zhang, Y., Zhao, N., Zhong, G. and Zhong, L. (2018) Rapid transition from continental breakup to igneous oceanic crust in the South China Sea, Nature Geoscience, DOI: 10.1038/s41561-018-0198-1.


Scudder, R., Murray, R.W., Kutterolf, S., Schindlbeck., J.C., Underwood, M.B., Wang., K-L. (2018) Sedimentary Inputs to the Nankai Subduction Zone: The Importance of Dispersed Ash, Geosphere, DOI: 10.1130/GES01558.1.


Schindlbeck, J.C., Jegen, M., Freundt, A., Kutterolf, S., Straub, S.M., Mleneck-Vautravers, M.J., McManus, J. (2018) 100- kyr cyclicity in volcanic ash emplacement: evidence from a 1.1 Myr tephra record from the NW Pacific, Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-22595-0.


Schindlbeck, J.C., Kutterolf, S., Straub, S.M., Andrews G.D.M., Wang, K.-L., Mleneck-Vautravers, M.J. (2018) One Million Years Tephra Record at IODP Sites U1436 and U1437: Insights into explosive volcanism from the Japan and Izu arcs, Island Arc, DOI: 10.1111/iar.12244.


Menke, V., Kutterolf, S., Sievers, C., Schindlbeck, J.C., Schmiedl, G. (2018) Cryptotephra from Lipari volcano in the eastern Gulf of Taranto (Italy) – Cryptotephra from Lipari Volcano in the eastern Gulf of Taranto (Italy) as time marker for paleoclimatic studies, Quaternary Research, DOI:10.1017/qua.2018.2


Kutterolf, S., Schindlbeck, J.C., Robertson, A.H.F., Avery, A., Baxter, A.T., Petronotis, K., Wang, K-L. (2018) Tephrostratigraphy and provenance from IODP Expedition 352, Izu-Bonin arc: tracing tephra sources and volumes from the Oligocene to the Recent, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. DOI: 10.1002/2017GC007100.




Robertson, A.H.F., Kutterolf, S., Avery, A., Baxter, A.T., Petronotis, K., Acton, G., Carvallo, C., Schindlbeck, J.C. (2017) Depositional setting, provenance and tectonic-volcanic setting of Eocene-Recent deep-sea clastic, hemipelagic and tuffaceous sediments of the oceanic Izu-Bonin forearc (IODP Expedition 352), NW Pacific region, International Geology Review


Busby, C.J., Tamura, Y., Blum, P., Guèrin, G., Andrews, G.D.M., Barker, A.K., Berger, J.L.R., Bongiolo, E.M., Bordiga, M., DeBari, S.M., Gill, J.B., Hamelin, C., Jia, J., John, E.H., Jonas, A.-S., Jutzeler, M., Kars, M.A.C., Kita, Z.A., Konrad, K., Mahony, S.H., Martini, M., Miyazaki, T., Musgrave, R.J., Nascimento, D.B., Nichols, A.R.L., Ribeiro, J.M., Sato, T., Schindlbeck, J.C., Schmitt, A.K., Straub, S.M., Mleneck-Vautravers, M.J. and Yang Yang, A., (2017) The missing half of the subduction factory: shipboard results from the Izu rear arc, IODP Expedition 350. International Geology Review, p. 1-32.




Schindlbeck, J.C., Kutterolf, S., Freundt, A., Alvarado, G.E., Wang, K.-L., Straub, S.M., Hemming, S.R., Frische, M., Woodhead J.D. (2016) Late Cenozoic tephrostratigraphy offshore the southern Central American Volcanic Arc: 1. Tephra ages and provenance, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. DOI 10.1002/2016GC006503.


Schindlbeck, J.C., Kutterolf, S., Freundt, A., Straub, S.M., Vannucchi, P., Alvarado, G.E. (2016) Late Cenozoic tephrostratigraphy offshore the southern Central American Volcanic Arc: 2. Implications for Magma Production Rates and Subduction Erosion, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. DOI 10.1002/2016GC006504.


Schindlbeck, J.C., Kutterolf, S., Freundt, A., Andrews, G.D.M., Wang, K.L., Völker, D., Werner, R., Frische, M., Hoernle, K. (2016) Alkalic marine tephra layers at ODP Site 1241: major explosive eruptions from an oceanic volcano in a pre-shield stage?, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research., 328, p. 96-104


Kutterolf, S., Schindlbeck, J.C., Anselmetti, F.S, Ariztegui, D., Brenner, M., Curtis, J., Schmid, D., Hodell, D.A., Mueller, A., Pérez, L., Pérez, W., Schwalb, A., Frische, M., Wang, K-L., (2016) A 400-ka tephrochronology from Lake Petén Itzá (Guatemala) sediments, Quaternary Science Reviews, 150, p.200-220,


Scudder, R., Murray R., Schindlbeck, J.C., Kutterolf, S., Hauff, F., Underwood, M., Gwizd, S., Lauzon, R., McKinley, C. (2016) Geochemical approaches to the quantification of dispersed volcanic ash in marine sediment. Progress in Earth and Planetary Science, 3 (1):1 DOI: 10.1186/s40645-015-0077-y





Schindlbeck, J.C., Kutterolf, S., Freundt A., Straub, S.M., Wang, K.-L., Jegen, M., Hemming, S.R., Baxter, A.T. and Sandoval, M.I. (2015) The Miocene Galápagos ash layer record of Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Legs 334 and 344: Ocean-island explosive volcanism during plume-ridge interaction. Geology, DOI: 10.1130/G36645.1.




Schindlbeck, J.C., Freundt, A., Kutterolf, S. (2014) Major changes in the post-glacial evolution of magmatic compositions and pre-eruptive conditions of Llaima volcano, Andean southern volcanic zone, Chile. Bulletin of Volcanology, 76 (6), p. 1-22; DOI: 10.1007/s00445-014-0830-x


Kutterolf, S., Schindlbeck, J.C., Scudder, R.P., Murray, R.W., Pickering, K.T., Freundt, A., Labanieh, S., Heydolph, K., Saito, S., Naruse, H.,Underwood, M.B., and Wu, H. (2014) Large volume submarine ignimbrites in the Shikoku Basin: An example for explosive volcanism in the Western Pacific during the Late Miocene. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15 (5), DOI:10.1002/2014GC005263.


Scudder, R. P., Murray, R. W., Schindlbeck, J. C., Kutterolf, S., Hauff, F., and McKinley, C. C. (2014) Regional-scale input of dispersed and discrete volcanic ash to the Izu-Bonin and Mariana subduction zones. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15 (11), DOI: 10.1002/2014GC005561




Schindlbeck, J.C., Kutterolf, S., Freundt, A., Scudder, R.P., Pickering, K.T. and Murray, R. W. (2013) Emplacement processes of submarine volcaniclastic deposits (IODP Site C0011, Nankai Trough). Marine Geology, 343 . p. 115-124. DOI 10.1016/j.margeo.2013.06.017

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